Tour Timeline


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport

You will be met by our representative and transfer to Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa and Aria Boutique hotel & Spa. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies.

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1315m)

Today we explore the Kathmandu valley.
SWOYAMBBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism.
PASHUPATINATH: ItÔÇÖs a sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and yellow sit serenely meditating ÔÇô when they are not posing for photos for rupees.
BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa.

Day 03: Kathmandu ÔÇô Lhasa:

Our guide will meet you at Konggar Airport, and transfer you to?áLhasa?ácity. On the way, youÔÇÖll be welcomed by?áNie Tang Budda, a Budda image engraved in the mountain face. After arriving in Lhasa, you can rest and acclimatize here.

Day 04: Lhasa Sightseeing ÔÇô Potala Palace and Johkang Temple:

Today morning you will visit the most splendid museum, the Potala Palace.?á?á Explore the grandest of its myriad chapels. See the jeweled burial chorten of past Dalai Lamas as well as statuary, frescoes and paintings. Later visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet, it draws tremendous number of pilgrims from all over Tibet each year for its houses a magnificent image of Sakyamuni at 12 years old. Then stroll around Barkhor, a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, it also serves as the biggest bazaar in Lhasa, where you can find some handicrafts, ambers, jewelry, Tibetan clothes etc.. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 05: Lhasa sightseeing ÔÇô Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery


Today, get ready to explore TibetÔÇÖs two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera.?á They are the ones which once housed about 10,000 monks.
Drepung monastery, situated at the foothill of a mountain, is founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416 AD. The Ganden podrang is famous among them as it is the government centre during the period of the fifth Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, you can explorie the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 AD by TsongkapaÔÇÖs disciple Jamchen Choeje. Overnight in Lhasa.


Day 06: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950 m) 261 km

Moving along the Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La at 4794 meter. You will have a brief halt to savor the majestic views ofYamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252 meter. Upon turning westwards, you come across another pass, Karo La at 5045 meter. If you look at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down. After driving 261 km, you can spot the beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages in the town of Gyantse.

Day 07: Sightseeing in Gyantse?á&?ádrive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km

Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse (3900m), the second largest Tibetan city.

Day 08: Sightseeing?á&?ádrive to Shegar (4050m) 244 km

Today you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst the?á picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar. At Shegar, you will be accommodated at ÔÇÿEverest ResortÔÇÖ.

Day 09: Drive to Rongbuk (5000 m) 68 km ÔÇô Explore Everest Base Camp

Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. After driving for 68 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk at 5000m. You can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest.

Day 10: Explore EBC: Sightseeing?á&?ádrive back to Tingri

You have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5150 m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for it. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Overnight accommodation at a guest house.

Day 11: Drive to Kerung (2300 m) 181km

You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shug La pass at 5200m. Savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Kerung on the Nepalese border.

Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu

A few kilometers drive away from the border, we will reach Immigration Contro. Here, you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver & on the other side your Nepalese escorts who will drive you back to Kathmandu. After driving 5 ÔÇô 6hours, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Early in the morning, you could enjoy the optional mountain flight tours to Mt. Everest. In the afternoon, we will tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square & some other places in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:?áThis Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Departure

After breakfast weÔÇÖll head towards airport for final departure or continue your onwards trips. Tour ends with THANK YOU!!

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